Almost three years ago, Johnny got a devastating phone call from his doctor: ?You have cancer?. With more energy, vivacity and spirit than anyone can imagine, he fought back.
Johnny was not used to losing, and he was not going to give in without a struggle. But yesterday, August 13th, the disease finally won, and Johnny sadly passed away.
Almost literally until he took his last breath, Johnny fought for freedom. As late as August 10th, he published an op-ed with Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg.
During his (almost) 38 years, Johnny accomplished at least twice as much as most people do in twice as long life spans. Not only did he write numerous books, give lectures to top decision makers around the world, and win a seat in the Swedish Riksdag.
He also started a lovely family, leaving his wife, Linda, and two wonderful daughters, Rebecka and Paulina, behind.Jag lärde känna Johnny genom bloggträffar och i Almedalen. Vi var endast ytligt bekanta. Som debattör har han dock varit mycket välkänd för mig. Det är en exceptionell talang som nu har gått ur tiden.
Johnny will be dearly missed by thousands of fans of liberty, by hundreds of friends and most of all by his family.
Hans död är oerhört tragisk och mina tankar går till Johnnys vänner och till hans familj.